How to optimize image content (From the Forums)

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Today’s forum thread of note is a discussion around what can be done to optimize image content for SEO. Several members of the Bing Webmaster Center forum community have chimed in with helpful advice. What do you do on your site to optimize images? What have you found to be most important when adding images to a website? Join in the conversation! To see this forum conversation thread from the…

Your top tech tips for SEO (From the Forums)

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We have another interesting conversation thread to highlight today as our latest From the Forums column selection. One of our helpful users in the Bing community posted his list of the top “45 points for SEO.” This post has generated a good many forum reader replies – most positive, a few critical, and many contributing their own additional points to the conversation. What are your top tech tips for SEO?…

Most important tasks for SEO? (From the Forums)

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Today’s highlighted conversation in the From the Forums column has a user ask, “What are the most important tasks for SEO?”. The conversation started back a while ago, but the quantity and quality of ideas generated are interesting to peruse. I want to specifically point out the recent post to this conversation by Brett Yount, our forums administrator (who, as of late, seems to be receiving more and more queries…

Meta tag authentication frustration resolved (From the Forums)

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Today’s installment of the From the Forums column involves a user who had difficulties getting the required authentication code installed on the default page of her website so she could take advantage of the Bing Webmaster Center tools. The customized authentication code issued by Bing Webmaster Center ensures that only the site owner who registered with Webmaster Center can get access to the detailed information about the site as collected…

301 to 404 gets 200 – oops! (From the Forums)

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In another installment of the From the Forums column, today we have an interesting thread about a website that updated its content and used 301 redirects to migrate users to the new content. However, the transition to the new content in the Bing index was taking longer than they expected. The old content was not fading away. The amazing volunteer members of our community jumped right in and began examining…

How to improve ranking (From the Forums)

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We in the Bing Webmaster Center team are very fortunate to have such a bright, vibrant, and helpful community of users in our Webmaster Center forums. From time to time, I will take a moment to highlight some useful and interesting threads found in the forums in this new blog column. The goal of this new, periodically published column is multifold. First, I want to identify the Webmaster Center forums…